Turkey goes to the polls: President Erdoğan and opposition leader İnce battle for power


Polling stations opened on 24 June for the more than 56 million people registered to vote for a new president and parliament in Turkey. It’s the biggest ballot box challenge President Erdoğan has faced since his AK Party swept to power more than a decade and a half ago. But Muharrem İnce, the candidate of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP), has galvanised Turkey’s opposition with feisty performance at campaign rallies . Polls suggest Erdoğan may not decisively win the vote for president – potentially triggering a runoff on 8 July. 
Voters rally behind Erdoğan’s rival as Turkey goes to the polls